Open to the public Nov 16th to 17th 2024 Stratford-upon-Avon Town Hall at Stratford-upon-Avon Town Hall CV37 6EF

Applications are now open for #Cafdgg 2022



Application Form 2022 Nov

Welcome to the application blog for November 18th to 20th 2022 Discover:Gather:Give Arts Fair!

The applications for #Cafdgg are open for our November Arts event, and I have attached an application form for 2022 in this blog.

Please fill out the application form and send it back to me at

The #Cafdgg weekend and our very jolly Private View is now £200.00 plus an extra £20 for one of the larger pitches.


It has been a tumultuous period for me personally and doing the event on my own is no longer viable plus adding Covid, Brexit, eye watering increases in rent for the Town Hall and increased running costs have forced my hand; it is with a heavy heart I have decided that I need to raise my fees to allow me to continue running our successful November event.


The Winter Fair will run from November 18th to 20th and will be held in Stratford-upon-Avon Town Hall, where the Friday night is a Private View with Saturday and Sunday Open to the Public. In response to the artist’s review from last year I have decided that the Private View will start at 6pm for a social half hour between exhibitors before opening to our invited visitors from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.


The application process is simple and there is no fee involved; please supply me with 4-10 quality high resolution images (300DPI) of your new work  – I would recommend sending your images using a file sharing website e.g.  – and links to your website to show your best work to put before the Panel.


The Panel and I will allocate all places for the event in early March 2020. In response to the artist’s reviews for November 2021 there will be fewer exhibition spaces available.


The Panel will offer you an exhibition space for 2022, a space on the waiting list for November 2022, decline your application or offer a place in the following year’s #Cafdgg in 2023.


The offer of joining a waiting list is a live offer as in previous events I would anticipate a number of artists having to withdraw from each event due to changing life circumstances.


#Cafdgg is a small gem of a curated exhibition where the focus must be on the overview of the exhibition as well as individual participants.


For each event the Panel changes the composition of artists, and you are more than welcome to apply for next year’s #Cafdgg.


If your work is declined an exhibition space, I do hope you understand that the Panel is not choosing against your work, but that it will not integrate with the overview of work on display this year.


I ask for 50% of work to be originals and every piece made by the artists exhibiting. In keeping the standard of the artists’ work as high as possible, I can offer our visitors exceptional quality, new and original works from both local and regional artists and further it is vitally important that both you and that our visitors can trust the quality of the event.


With this ethos of support for artists I do not take any commission on sales at the events, for work commissioned through the event, raffle prizes or testers.


There is a one-off flat fee for the weekend of £200.00 for the standard exhibition space or £220.00 for the six larger exhibition spaces (the stage and in the corners of the rooms) and no hidden extra charges, plus I manage social media support on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter with a dedicated page for your work on the #Cafdgg website


The closing date is 1st March noon 2022 and your application will be offered to the Panel in early March along with all the other applications. There will be no preference given to early applications.


I will confirm your application once received and I will be in contact with you over the Panel’s recommendation in early March 2022.


If you haven’t heard from me do let me know, as I do not fully trust my computer!



Judith Layhe-Cook